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William, Kate visit visit melting glacier in Pakistan s Hindu Kush mountain range

Britain s Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton on Wednesday visited a melting glacier in the Hindu Kush mountain range to witness the first-hand impact of the climate change, which they are seeking to highlight in their trip to Pakistan. On the third day of their visit to the country, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge flew by helicopter to the northern tip of the Chiatibo glacier, where a climate change expert explained how it was retreating, the Express Tribune reported. Chiatibo is one of the around 7,000 glaciers in Pakistan that meteorologists say are showing signs of melting, citing data gathered over the last 50 years. The South Asian nation has a total of 7,200 glaciers. Willian and Kate are on a five-day visit to Pakistan, described as the most complex trip undertaken by the couple till date. Earlier, the Royal couple, both aged 37, stopped at an airport in the scenic valley of Chitral in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province where they were gifted Pakol caps, a traditional .


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